The full experience
Overall I must say this was a huge success. My goal was to just finish the race. Going in there was so much excitement and high energy that it got me pumped to race. My training was on point for this race and I felt great going in. The swim got the best of me, within the first 5 minutes I began to panic that I was not keeping up with the other athletes and this got me out of sync. When I calmed down and got my stroke back I was back on pace and finished the rest of the race with ease. I think with proper training and nutrition I could finish in under an hour and 5 minutes next year.